I have spent some time lately working with both potential CRM Online customers and partners who were unaware of the what’s really possible when you combine CRM Online with Windows Azure.  I primarily work with customers/partners building “enterprise” solutions.  I have heard statements like the following:

“I can’t use CRM Online because I have to integrate with systems behind my organizations firewall.”

“I can’t use CRM Online because I need to write custom ASP.NET pages and Web Services that integrate with my solution.”

Since the material available on the topic is slim, I decided to write a series of blog posts and/or videos demonstrating some common scenarios to get your creative juices flowing.  This post will serve as the table of contents.  Therefore, I will update it periodically.  You will find links to the various scenarios below.  Topics without links are posts I have planned.

Integrating with systems behind a firewall from CRM Online using Windows Azure Service Bus Relay

Going outside the CRM Online sandbox using Windows Azure Compute

Integrating with systems behind a firewall from CRM Online using Windows Azure Compute and Connect

More topics to come…

While these topics are specific to CRM Online + Windows Azure, they also present design principles that can be leveraged in an on-premises deployment that will help you architect a solution that can run in whatever deployment model you choose.

Please let me know in the comments if you have any other questions or ideas for a topics in this series.

@devkeydet